Need Advice on my rig

General discussion and tech talk about the industry standard Pedal Power line of power supplies.
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SvenJonzy
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Need Advice on my rig

Post by SvenJonzy » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:21 am

Hi guys n gals. Any advice much appreciated on whether I could get 1 brick to power my whole board. At the moment I'm using a 9v Daisy chain to power all the boss pedals plus the Trex and Topanga, and then 2 individual supply's for the Blackstar and Harmonyman.
My daisy chain fried on me last night in practice, the last but 1 practice before we go away on a 3 week tour...(positive side, better it happened now eh?) it was weird though I had an electric shock off my guitar and the sound cut out but all pedals (boss) worked, then I touched a pedal when pulling a jack out as to start looking for what I thought was a failed patch lead, I then had an shock from the pedal. Then one by one the pedals stopped working... I immediately switch power off. Hoping nothing is fried. :( Tried pedals on another power supply and they still fired up, phew, not tried them yet playing guitar through them.
So in short, I use 3 adaptors to power the board. Am about to buy another daisy chain as I think it's just this that has failed. BUT if I can power the whole board off a VooDoo brick then I will bite it n buy it!! Like all electrical novices I have no idea when it comes to mA draw and voltage, some can be used on different voltages, some will blow up etc!
I've attached a pic, and here's what I 'know' about the pedals draw etc (what the interweb told me)-
Chorus CE2 - 9mA ACA/12v
Octave OC2 - 4mA ACA/PSA
Tuner TU2 - 35mA PSA
EQ GE7 - 7mA ACA/PSA
DD500 - 200mA 9v DC (seen somewhere this should be 12v?)
Catlinbread Topanga reverb - 64mA 9-18vDC
Trex Phaser - 75mA 9vDC
CryBaby Wah - 9v (old, no info, basic no frills)
All above were powered fine for past 3 years from 1spot daisy chain (until last night)
Blackstar duel - 1.1mA max (22vDC)
Digitech Harmonyman - 9vAC (says it requires 1300mA supply??? :O )
these 2 are what I'm not sure about. As the blackstar needs 22v and the harmonyman requires 1300mA...
Wow, just read this message back sorry it's a long one...if anyone gets to read it all then I'd be super grateful for any advice.
Cheers
Sven
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Rez
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Re: Need Advice on my rig

Post by Rez » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:00 pm

All of these:

Chorus CE2 - 9mA ACA/12v
Octave OC2 - 4mA ACA/PSA
Tuner TU2 - 35mA PSA
EQ GE7 - 7mA ACA/PSA
DD500 - 200mA 9v DC (seen somewhere this should be 12v?)
Catlinbread Topanga reverb - 64mA 9-18vDC
Trex Phaser - 75mA 9vDC
CryBaby Wah - 9v (old, no info, basic no frills)

can be powered from the DC outputs of Pedal Power 2 Plus or Pedal Power MONDO


And, these:

Blackstar duel - 1.1mA max (22vDC)
Digitech Harmonyman - 9vAC (says it requires 1300mA supply??? :O )

could be powered from the AC courtesy outlet, using an extension cord/power strip, with their adapters/wall-warts.

Cheers!
Cheers,
Ben Resnick
Voodoo Lab - Tech Support

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